Told You So (Sparkle album)

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Told You So
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ReleasedOctober 24, 2000 (2000-10-24)
Genre R&B
Label Motown
Producer Steve "Stone" Huff
Sparkle chronology
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Told You So is the second album by American R&B singer Sparkle. [2] [3] It was released on October 24, 2000, by Motown Records.


Told You So peaked at number 121 on the Billboard 200 and number 31 on the Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart. [4] [5] The album's lead single, "It's a Fact", reached number 62 on the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Singles & Tracks chart.


Coming off her successful debut for Interscope, Sparkle began to have creative differences with her former mentor and the album's producer, R. Kelly. [6] The conflict resulted in Sparkle eventually being released from her contract and signing with Motown. [2] Told You So was produced by Steve "Stone" Huff. [7]

Critical reception

The Morning Call wrote: "For the most part, Told You So is hardly remarkable, the unintentionally ridiculous handwringing on 'The Ghetto' nothwithstanding, and Sparkle seems destined to fade soon enough." [7]

Track listing

  1. "Don't Know Why" – 3:52
  2. "The Ghetto" – 4:35
  3. "It's a Fact" – 4:14
  4. "Lovin' a Man" – 3:39
  5. "Into My Life" – 3:55
  6. "When a Woman's Heart Is Broken" – 4:21
  7. "Good Life" – 4:20
  8. "All I Want" – 4:29
  9. "Somebody Else" – 4:02
  10. "Everything" – 4:56
  11. "Games" – 3:53
  12. "Never Can Say Goodbye" – 4:17
  13. "Good Life" (Remix) (featuring Memphis Bleek) (Bonus Track) – 4:37

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